CASE STUDY | EDUCATION Bridging the Gap Project
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Treatment & Early Intervention Counselling
The Senior Leadership team at four secondary schools in Glasgow identified an issue in tackling wellbeing and mental health issues being faced by their pupils. Serving a total of 3,610 pupil population, ranging from 12 years old up to 18 years old.
Research has identified that 1 in 10 adolescents experience mental health issues during their teenage years. These issues have an impact on their educational attainment which also affects their ability to recover and go on to lead fulfilling lives. Cuts to local services had resulted in an 18 month waiting list for NHS appointments with CAMHS (Children, Adolescent Mental Health Service). Evidence suggests that early intervention in adolescence can have a lasting positive impact on quality of life. The long waiting lists for assessment and treatment often meant that small mental health concerns became much bigger and more challenging issues over time.
The schools had identified a demise in the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils owing to the lack of real time assistance and treatment for clinical mental health issues and those affecting their overall wellbeing. Stress can in itself cause issues with the adolescent brains ability to learn and process information. The schools considered that providing access to a therapist on site would be a crucial step in changing the outcomes for these young people.
Learn more about how The Talking Rooms worked in partnership with these schools to create real solutions and real change.